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Below are answers to some of the most common questions we receive. If you have specific inquiries that aren’t answered below, please feel free to reach out to us using the form at the bottom of this page. One of our CattlActive® Specialists will get right back to you with the answers you’re seeking.
CattlActive® is an all-natural supplement containing a proprietary selection of plant extracts. It acts as a prebiotic, creating an environment that supports the growth and maintenance of beneficial rumen microbes. These microbes are essential for the proper digestion and conversion of feedstuffs into useable, easily absorbed nutrients. The health of cattle depends heavily on the state of the rumen, which includes a neutral pH and strong microbial colonies to support the health, productivity and growth of calves or cows.
Here are just a few benefits of using CattlActive®:
CattlActive® is made with all-natural ingredients and is completely safe for use in all cattle, from newborn calves to pregnant cows to breeding stock and beef animals.
Yes, CattlActive® is safe for use in animals being raised for food. It has no exit period and contains no drugs.
CattlActive® does not contain probiotics. Instead, it is a prebiotic, meaning it supports the growth and health of the beneficial microbes living in the rumen. A low pH can lead to die-off of the “good” microbes, which is why a prebiotic that supports a neutral environment is so integral to the ongoing health and reproduction of rumen microbes.
Prebiotics are feed ingredients that are partially digestible or not digestible at all. They serve as nutrition for healthy rumen microbes to flourish. As a result, they support the increase of healthy bacteria and maintain a normal balance of beneficial vs. “bad” microbes in the rumen.
Heat stress occurs when an animal’s heat load becomes greater than its capacity to shed the heat. This condition is also known as hyperthermia. Hyperthermia is common among dairy cattle during the summer months but can also be experienced by beef animals.
Heat stress is caused by:
Calf scours have infectious and noninfectious causes. The infectious causes include:
E. coli is the most common bacterial cause of scours in calves. Calves born in contaminated calving areas or raised in facilities with poor sanitation practices can contract severe scours caused by E. coli within 24 hours after birth.
Non-infectious causes of scours include:
SARA stands for sub-acute ruminal acidosis. It is a metabolic disorder that occurs when the pH level of the rumen is too low (or acidic). While this low pH (less than 5.8) is difficult to detect visually, it can trigger a series of problems including poor feed and water consumption, lethargy, rapid respiratory rate and elevated heart rate.
Due to the size and weight of the lick tubs, we ask that you call in to the office (1-800-254-0179×1) to order these items. This way, the most economical shipping rate can be calculated for you. Alternatively, check out our Store Finder to find out if a store near you is carrying the tubs and bags.